Saturday, March 31, 2012

Growing my Organic Food

One of my hobbies that I haven't mentioned yet is growing organic food.

In the last few years  in our country really grew awarness about how important it is what you eat. So couple of years ago I asked my mother-in-law if I could have a small piece of land to grow vegetables. She was really nice, she gave me aproximately 40 square meters of land. I adore courgettes / zucchinis... so I always have lots of them. And I have also peppers, pickles, swiss chard, spinach, lettice, eggplants, cauliflowers, carrots...

And my balconies will be full of herbs. My top favourite is basil. And I have also plenty of others. Since wathcing Jamie Oliver a decade ago for the first time I find it so cool to use fresh herbs in cooking.

For the last two days I have been working really hard - I was preparing the earth (it was untouched since October). And I planted the first spinach, lettice and swiss chard (I have my Mum telling me when to plant what - she is expert in planting by the moon).

And besides working I went today also for 10-km walk with a friend of mine & my dog.

Now I am sooooooo tired. And happy.

It is excellent recipy for hapiness: having lots of physical work & activities on fresh air.


  1. You've made me feel tired!! Don't you just love the smell of basil. For me, that's the smell of summer!

    1. yes, basil is the smell of summer.
      One of my favourite summer dishes is insalata caprese:

  2. WOWWWWW...I miss flowers and plants growing...over here it's still covered by snow everywhere. I salute people who manage to grow and plant things 'coz it's not easy and it requires plenty of loooovvveeeee. :-D GREAT JOB on the physical work as well as the planting and GOOD LUCK with the harvest! :-D

  3. Couldn't agree more! Fresh air and connecting deeply with nature -- heaven...

  4. I just adore gardening. At the beginning, it was just some flowers. But now I have vegetables, fine herbs and medicinal herbs. It is still too cold here and I have to wait till May or June, but I started my seeding last week and watching them grow.